Falling Sky

2/2/10

Impossible to Put Down


"The book was near impossible to put down," says Neth Space on Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Diving into the Wreck. "Diving into the Wreck was something of a departure from my usual fair and a departure that rewarded me well. The deep introspection combined with palpable tension created a near-perfect balance throughout. And Rusch does it all less than 300 pages. This one isn’t just for fans of traditional science fiction. 8/10"
Meanwhile, Elitist Book Reviews says of Mark Chadbourn's The Silver Skull that it is "one of the funnest books we have read. Period. Imagine a James Bond story, but way more awesome, set in an alternate Elizabethan England. This is what you get in this book." They go on, "The Silver Skull reads at breakneck speed and never relents. In one scene, there is a carriage being chased and careening all over the road, threatening, at any moment, to spill over. We felt the way the characters in the carriage felt while reading this, and oh was it fun. It takes only a chapter or two to get going and then doesn't stop."

7 comments:

Carl V. said...

Just picked up Diving Into the Wreck yesterday, after enjoying Rusch's latest offering in Asimov's and look forward to getting into it later in the week.

Lou Anders said...

I trust you'll let me know how you find it!

Carl V. said...

Most certainly, just started it this morning.

Lou Anders said...

Awesome~

Carl V. said...

Just wanted you to know that I finished this wonderful book and my review is up here:

http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/?p=1205

Lou Anders said...

Thanks so much. Kris isn't a diver but her husband is.

Carl V. said...

Ahhh...that's a great research source then.